Canadian author CMG (Susan Croft, G.L. Morgan, E.S. Glynn) is currently working on her fifth novel, Underground, set in nineteenth-century Kingston, Ontario. Updates on her progress in researching and writing the book will be posted here, alongside tidbits on her other literary endeavours. Visitors are invited to read and comment on the chapters of Underground as they are completed.
Check out her website at www.cmgbooks.com.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Long Time No Blog: Updates All Round
So, it’s been a while since I posted anything new. I forgot how hectic the beginning of the school
year can be, and this year’s start-up was complicated by the search for articling
An articling position is to law students what a residency is
to medical students. In order to practice
law, we must complete 10 months of articling following the completion of our JD
or LLB degrees. These placements aren’t arranged
by the school; we have to find them ourselves. With the economy as it is, articling positions—especially
for people like me who want to stay in a small town—aren’t as commonplace as they
used to be. Although I haven’t found a position
yet, and will continue to be looking as the school year progresses, I’ve decided
not to get too stressed out about it. The
worst thing that can happen is I get a year off to work exclusively on my writing
… which actually wouldn’t be all that bad! ;)
Speaking of writing: in ten days, I will be meeting one-on-one
with Craig Pyette, a senior editor at the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group.
At this meeting, made possible by the Writers’
Community of Durham Region, Mr. Pyette will go over my query letter, synopsis, and
the first twenty pages of Beyond Reason.
I’m very excited to see what he has to say,
and will keep you posted.
Unfortunately, between prepping Beyond Reason, applying to articling positions, editing for the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal,
and editing the Harper’s Word for the
third time, Underground has been pushed
to the back burner. However, I have a few
free days coming up due to class cancellations, and although I have to use some
of that time to get caught up on my individual study project, I hope to finish up
chapter 6 as well.
Any suggestions on how to effectively split time between writing and work? Snatching those ten minutes between class is semi-productive, but it isn't enough! I'd love to hear your tips and tricks.